The school is a thriving, successful mixed bilingual comprehensive school that is maintained by Carmarthenshire local authority. There are approximately 1,450 pupils on roll based on a large campus. There is a sixth form of some 270 pupils.
The school is located in the small town of Ammanford at the foot of the Black Mountain. Around half of pupils come from the town itself, and the other half from the surrounding rural area and nearby villages. Pupils attending the school come from a large catchment area which is a mixture of the rural and industrial. The school reflects and enhances the bilingual nature of the area.
Almost a third of pupils come from Welsh-speaking homes. Around 47% of pupils speak Welsh fluently and a little over half study Welsh as their first language.
The proportion of pupils who are eligible for free school meals is 18.9%, which is slightly higher than the average across Wales of 16.4%. Nearly 6% of pupils have a statement of special educational needs, compared with 2.2% across Wales. Nearly 30% of pupils have special educational needs. This figure is higher than the national average of 22.9%. The school has a specialist teaching facility for 29 pupils with profound and complex learning needs.
The headteacher and one deputy headteacher were appointed in September 2017. The senior leadership team includes the headteacher, two deputy headteachers, three assistant headteachers, two senior teachers and the special educational needs co-ordinator.
Mae gan yr ysgol gyfleusterau chwaraeon rhagorol, gan gynnwys neuadd chwaraeon, pwll nofio, Astroturf newydd ar gyfer Hoci a Phêl-droed, ynghyd â chyrtiau tennis newydd. Mae yna hefyd draddodiad gwych o gyflawniadau chwaraeon a gweithgareddau allgyrsiol eraill yn yr ysgol. Mae llawer o ddisgyblion yn cynrychioli eu sir a'u gwlad mewn nifer o feysydd.
Fel ysgol, rydym yn cymryd pob mater ynglŷn â Diogelu o ddifrif. Dylid adrodd yr holl bryderon Diogelu i'r Swyddog Diogelu, Mrs Cathrin Griffiths neu ein Dirprwy Swyddog Diogelu, Mr Chris Davies. Os nad yw Mrs Griffiths neu Mr Davies ar gael gweler y Pennaeth Mrs Nerys Nicholas neu'r Dirprwy Bennaeth Mr James Durbridge.
Our Safeguarding link Governors are Mrs Jane Potter & Mrs Sian O’Neil Wellbeing Governor Mrs Petra Howells.